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Alan Machin: Tourism As Education
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Berlin: Editing a Townscape
... and reading a city that has had many rebuilders
Making Sense of The Travel Learning Experience- 1
1 Information Streams
Making Sense of the Travel Learning Experience - 2
Some basic theories
Back to Basics: Presentation given at the Cuba EduTourism Conference
The CETA Conference in Havana, Cuba, 8/9 November 2010
About the author
Comments - CV - photos
At the heart of the tourist experience
Learning through Landscapes
Exploring Oxfordshire (and a bit of Gloucestershire!)
The Environment As Data: Building New Theories For Tourism
How tourists relate to places
Sail Gives Way to Steam
A return visit discovers just how much has been achieved in this iconic restoration
Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth Reenactment
Visits to Leicester and the battlefield event, 2013
Along The Way
Recollections and Reflections of 60+ Years' Learning about the World and its Ways
On the Edge of the New World
Shaping New England
Exploring Holderness in East Yorkshire; October 2012
Past Historic
Graf Zepplin, Spain 1968, OS History, Much Wenlock Olympics, Chatham Dockyard, Hawes Tourism, Colonial Williamsburg,
A Summer of Travelling / Matthew Starr
Three months' backpacking in Africa, Asia and Australia
East Anglia
The Broads, Pensthorpe natural history, Radar Museum, Caister Lifeboat Service and more!
A Richer Earth
Discoveries in the landscape and attractions of Shropshire
Blog Index Page
Blog pages from 2009 listed
From Strip Map to Sat Nav
'Finding the way' aids to exploration
Showcasing the World
How the Tourist Microcosm took centre stage
Doing A Dissertation
Notes to help students preparing their proposals
The Japanese Tsunami Destruction at First Hand
Sarah and Tom Wadsworth saw for themselves
Showcases: Examples
The range and variety of tourism's focal points examined
Jigsaw: Frameworks of Knowledge
The tourist jigsaw puzzle of - knowledge
Books and other works useful in studying tourism as education
Tourism's Educational Origins: Part 2
The development of tourism as education, 1845 -
Tourism's Educational Origins: Part 1
Tourism's educational origins and management
Impressions of Tourism in Cuba
Thoughts on having seen some of the country myself
Captain James Cook: North Yorkshire Days
Tracing the early life of Britain's greatest maritime explorer
Hunting the Hound of the Baskervilles
Tracking down places that inspired the famous detective story and moulded Dartmoor's image
Exploring the Idea of Dark Tourism
What is it? Is it a useful idea?
Talking to Tourists
Visitor interpretation - guide books, visitor centres and other media
Shades of Light and Dark in the Garden of England
An exploration in East Sussex and Kent, June/July 2010
Hunting the Gladiator and the Gecko
A thirteen-year search for a wartime adventure
Steam Up For A Famous Film's Birthday Party
The Railway Children weekend on the Worth Valley line raises questions about heritage presentations
Anne-Marie Rhodes: Making a Difference in South East Asia
Leeds Met graduate of '07 describes her activities
Discoveries in Northumberland, April 2010
Alnwick Gardens; Winter's Gibbet; Holy Island, Cragside, Wallington Hall
Discoveries in the Midlands, March 2010
Bletchley Park National Codes and Cipher Centre; and the Rollright Stones
Alan Machin's Blog - April 2010
The development of tourism as education continued
Jigsaw Puzzle!
The Adventure of the Timely Tourist
Leaders Into The Field
People who inspired everyone to explore
Alan Machin's blogs - February and March 2010
Postings on the history tourism as education - redirection
Alan Machin's Blog - January 2010
Tourist photography and souvenirs
Earlier front-page blog postings - January 2010 onwards
Archived after being on the Home Page
News from higher education and - beyond
The Development of Educational Tourism
Key dates in the development of educational tourism
Alan Machin's Blog - December 2009
Christmas Quiz and other postings
Analysing Heritage Tourism
Ideas and perspectives on a hugely important sector
Alan Machin's Blog - November 2009
Visitors' Views of Stonehenge, West Sussex - and other Postings
Are Universities Losing Their Way?
Reflections having retired
Teaching Tourism At Leeds Met
Remembering the Best
Alan Machin's Blog - October 2009
Thoughts about university life and discovery by travel
Alan Machin's Blog - September 2009
Further postings about a trip last month to the USA, and about higher education
Alan Machin's Blog - August 2009
Postings about a trip this month to the USA
Alan Machin's Blog - July 2009
The Story So Far reaches the summer
Alan Machin's Blog - June 2009
The Story So Far looks back on seventeen years at Leeds Met
Alan Machin's Blog - May 2009
Another month of The Story So Far
Alan Machin's blog - April 2009
Yet more of the Story So Far
Alan Machin's blog - March 2009
More of The Story So Far
Alan Machin's Blog - February 2009
The Story So Far - pioneers, people and places
Alan Machin's Blog: January 2009
The Story So Far .... first postings of '09
Alan Machin's Blog: December 2008
The Story So Far .... latest postings
Alan Machin's Blog - November '08
The Story So Far.... continued
Alan Machin's Blog: October 2008
The Story So Far....
No Place Like Rome
The eternal city with the eternal tourists
Charleston, South Carolina
A photo essay about a fine historic city
Idealog - December 2007
Ideas, notes and comments
Idealog - November 2007
Ideas, notes and comments
The Educational Origins of Tourism
Discussion paper
Idealog - October 2007
Coton Military Cemetery; Education and Tourism; Chatham Maritime; Dickens World; Quiz Answers; Tourist Guides; Mediation In Tourism
Idealog - September 2007
Plane Paradox;Tour Guiding; Where in the World?; Do Tourism Students Know Where They Are?; Leeds Met's Wow!; Sea Harrier; Scarborough and Tourism As Education; Doing A Dissertation; Types of Tourist; A Media Lens; Cost of Travelling Alone; Risk of Bias?
Idealog - August 2007
A People Industry; Heritage Interpretation; Lud's Church; Tourists Go Home!; Stone Gappe YHA; Insight Guides; Eyewitness Guides; Bramhope Tunnel; Elizabethan Progress; Information Quality Matrix
Idealog - July 2007
Hidden Heroes, Health Tourism, Holme Fen Posts; Harrogate (again); Whitby Abbey; Dramatic Interpretation; Harrogate Interpretation, Attractions and Royal Hall
Idealog - June 2007
Christian Pilgrimage; Cincinnati Museums Centre; The Coming of the Guide Book; Talking to Tourists - Media, Stages of the Visit, The Service Journey; Tourism's Missing Link; The Final Call; SATuration level; Halifax's Edwardian Window on the World
Idealog - May 2007
Martin and Osa Johnson, Wensleydale Creamery, Malham Tarn, Thomas Cook, Northern Ireland's Tourism Rebuild, Jamestown Festival Park, Cite des Sciences
Idealog - April 2007
The Promenade Plantee, The Jardin des Plantes, Environmental Data, Victorian Beauty Spot Rediscovered, Jamestown, The Anglers' Country Park, Children's Museums, Fairburn Ings
Idealog - March 2007
A Sense of the Past- The 'Amsterdam', The Outdoor Classroom, Film-Induced Tourism, Making Tracks for the Coast and Country, Pictures, Context and Meaning, Classics-on-Sea, Hi Hi Everyone!, Dark Side of the Dream, Holodyne - The Action Cycle
Idealog - February 2007
Don't Go There!, Space Tourism, The Crystal Cathedral, New Books on Tourism, Dark Tourism - Undercliffe Cemetery, Showcase - The Louvre, A Class Act, First Impressions Count, Postal Pleasures, Canaletto in Venice, Serpent Mound, Capsule Culture etc
Idealog - January 2007
Capsule Culture,Seaside Style, Poble Espanyol, Mallorca, Edgar Dale, Children's Holiday Homes, Representations of Reality, Outdoor Education in Germany, Baedeker Guides, Geography Textbooks, Environmental Data Theory etc
Idealog - December 2006
Writers on Landscape, Story Books, The Deep, Flour Power and the Archers,Showcases: Grand Tour, Halifax Piece Hall, Books of Concern about Tourism, Tourist Traces, Tourist Typologies, The Growth of Educational Tourism, The Field Studies Council, etc
Idealog - November 2006
A blog of ideas, comments and notes
Travel To Understand: Belfast
Telling the stories of troubled times
World Quiz 2010
Geography with a tourism angle
The Monterey Bay Aquarium
An outstanding educational facility in California
Chicago: Tourism Re-Imaging
A closer view of an iconic city
Colonial Williamsburg
A Virginia history showcase
A Social Club Outing By Train, 1935
How to do Scotland in 30 hours flat
Going Dutch
Presenting the past in the Netherlands
Keukenhof: Business is Blooming
Using tourism to promote an industry
A View of Italy for the City
Trentham Gardens Revived
A Case Study in Heritage Management
A curious tale of misleading publicity
Old Rice Farm
The story of the house in the 'holler'
Perfection in Paradise: The Eden Project
New page being added: The Eden Project's design for success
Escaping From Slavery: Facing Our Past
The US National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Prague Tourist Shows
Outstanding showcase attractions in the city
Retracing the Steps: Tourism as Education
ATLAS Conference paper given in Finland, 2000
Tourism and Historic Towns: The Cultural Key
A background paper for a Council of Europe Conference
The Social Helix
Visitor Interpretation as a Tool for Social Development, 1989
Malta Residential, 14-21 Feb 2006 - Page 1
Reports and Pictures
Malta Residential, 14-21 Feb 2006 - Page 2
Photos and reports of Friday 17 Feb onwards
Malta Residential, 14-21 February 2006 - Page 3
Reports and pictures from Sunday, 19 February onwards
Tourism Alumni Reunion, 8 March 2003
Leeds tourism students reunion 2003
World Geography Quiz 1
A test of your knowledge
The Adventure of the Timely Tourist
The answers
Tall Ships Race 2010 Converged on Hartlepool
A major event-based boost for tourism in the town
Plymouth: From the Tamar to the Sea
Starting point for explorations round the globe
Plimoth Plantation
A reconstruction of the Mayflower settlers' village of the 1620s on the north east coast of North America
World Geography Quiz 2010 - Answers
Geography with a tourism angle
World Geography Quiz - Answers
Christmas Quiz 2009 - Answers
A day in the city including the Botanic Garden
Tourist Showcases
Examples from around the world

World Geography Quiz 2010 - Answers

World Geography Quiz with a tourism angle – 2010


Set 1

1 Newfoundland
2 Sumatra
3 Panama Ship Canal
4 Bay of Biscay
5 Japan
6 Brazil
7 Andes
8 Kalahari
9 Mexico City
10 Vladivostok

Set 2
1 Sri Lanka
2 Denmark
3 Colombia
4 Pakistan
5 Brunei
6 State of Victoria
7 Mozambique
8 State of Georgia
9 North Korea
10 Peru

Set 3

1 Chicago
2 Venice
3 Liverpool
4 Tokyo
5 Johannesburg
6 Tel Aviv
7 Doncaster
8 New York
9 Vila dos Espargos, Cape Verde
10 Santiago, Chile

Set 4

1 Copenhagen, Denmark
2 Near Malton, North Yorkshire
3 Poitiers, France
4 Adjacent to Disneyland Paris
5 Gilroy, California
6 Cape Town, South Africa
7 New Delhi, India
8 Mississauga, Ontario
9 Orlando, Florida
10 Santiago, Chile

Set 5

1 County Antrim, Northern Ireland
2 Meiringen, Switzerland
3 New South Wales, Australia
4 Utah, USA
5 Across the Peru/Bolivia border
6 Yunnan, China
7 Southern California, USA
8 Iceland
9 Nepal: the Nepalese name for Mt Everest
10 Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

Set 6

1 Sydney Harbour Bridge
2 Building officially named 30, St Mary Axe, London
3 a) The entrance to San Francisco Harbour (not a gate) – crossed by the Golden Gate Bridge
b) Actual gateways in the cities of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Kiev, Vladimir (Russia) and Gdansk
c) Various buildings and parks etc around the world
4 A strong, dry, south-easterly wind said to clear Cape Town of smog and pollution
5 The popular name for the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat on
Red Square in Moscow
6 The name often given to an irregular warming and cooling cycle in the Pacific Ocean waters and
overhead atmosphere. There can be major effects on the weather, likelihood of floods, fishing
prospects and tourism activity among other things as a result.
7 The translation of Mardi Gras, the festivities associated with the period immediately before fasting
for Lent in some Christian communities. In tourism the word is taken to refer to carnivals and
partying during those festivities, especially in places like Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans and
8 Sri Lanka, from its shape and position close to India.
9 The Eiffel Tower ‘The lady of iron’ – more common in the late nineteenth century perhaps. Not to
be confused with The Iron Lady – Margaret Thatcher – the Eiffel Tower having grown in popularity
over the years
10 An English phrase based on Yr Eifel (“The Fork”), a mountain with three separate summits: on the
Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales. Not to be confused with that French tower.

Set 7

1 St Moritz and Zermatt, Switzerland
2 New York and Chicago
3 Adelaide and Darwin
4 Xining and Lhasa (Tibet), China
5 a) Pretoria and Cape Town or b) Calais and Menton, France. However, Le Train Bleu has been
replaced by standard TGV expresses
6 The Hook of Holland in the Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland: last journey was on 30 May 1987
although the later services were themselves revivals of the main service which had otherwise
ended in 1938 and then again in 1954.
7 Madrid and Lisbon
8 Fukuoka and Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan – serving a theme park in Fukuoka
9 Viana and Marechal Floriano, in south east Brazil
10 London and Sheffield

Set 8

The country is the Ivory Coast – Côte d’Ivoire. It was chosen before the current knife-edge political situation developed.

Set 9

The country is Ecuador

Set 10

1 The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland caused clouds of ash forcing the widespread grounding of aircraft flights
2 The country announced plans to allow official tourist groups visit the scene of the world’s worst
nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. Unofficial groups have been approaching closely for some time.
3 Brazil has decided to encourage tourist visits to some of its slums – the favelas
4 The UK’s National Trust entered a deal with publishers Mills and Boon to promote romantic
novels set in some of its properties. The first was called Scandalous Incident and set in Ham House, in Surrey. To quote from the NT web site:
“Phoebe shared more than her unruly dark curls with the ancestor whose portrait graced the walls of Ham House. Impatient of convention, both had retreated from the excesses of London life to Richmond's leafy beauty. Yet neither had enjoyed peace for long. Their retreat posed a challenge to Society's most notorious rakes - a certain Viscount Ransome seemed set on making Phoebe his own. But secrets and passion were part of the fabric of Ham House and Phoebe had learnt from her rebellious ancestor. She planned to bring the arrogant Viscount to his knees...”
5 Floods destroyed the road access to Machu Piccu in Peru in January. 4,000 local people and tourists had to be airlifted out of the area.
6 The new Gotthard Base Tunnel, at 35.4 miles length, achieved breakthrough in October. It is a rail tunnel and when completed in 2017 will cut the Zurich-Milan travel time from 3.5 to 2.5 hours.
7 The BBC has brought Last of the Summer Wine to a close after 37 years. How long the tourism industry in Holmfirth where it was filmed will survive remains to be seen.
8 These are the names of the latest State Parks in Victoria, Australia.
9 Using a metal detector, Dave Crisp discovered what has been called the Frome Hoard of 52,503 Roman coins in Somerset. The proceeds of the find will be shared between him and the owners of the field where they were found, Geoff and Anne Sheppard. Estimated value around 320,000.
10 Tourists invaded South Africa for the soccer World Cup. ‘Lekkers’ is the local slang term for tourists. The other places use the labels shown for people visiting their areas – or at least, when they behave badly.

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